Welcome to the IBM® DB2® Technology Preview. Here's a more active approach to explore the new technologies that are being considered across IBM. We felt it was important to provide DB2 technologies that our clients can experiment with and have a forum mechanism to get feedback from other customers and react to that feedback.
This site is designed for the developer or database administrator interested in DB2 and gives an opportunity to preview emerging technologies such as in-memory and columnar technologies that are still in the lab. One of the primary goals of the site is to collaborate with partners and clients early in technology conception, prototyping, and iterative development cycles. These technologies may or may not be aligned with announced products. The features or technologies in the download do not represent a commitment or obligation on the part of IBM.
Review the installation guide, contained in the download file, before proceeding to install the DB2 Technology Preview.
NOTE: The recommendation for using the preview technology is with an 8 core, 64 GB machine, which necessitates the use of a VMware workstation.
Once you've tried the technology, go to the discussion forum and let everyone know what you think.